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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55049
Last updated: 5 February 2016
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Date:15-APR-2007
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PUMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Puma HC.1 (SA 330E)
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF) 1563 Flight
Registration: XW218
C/n / msn: WA1139
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Taji AB, N of Baghdad -   Iraq
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
XW218 was part of a three ship formation and had landed and off loaded its troops near Taji. XW218 came in too close to XV211 and their main rotors meshed together creating debris and severing the tail boom of XW218, which rolled over and came to rest on its RH side. XW211 remained upright but suffered severe damage.

Sources:
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-2007.htm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6557183.stm
http://mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/61021118-073B-4A2C-8FCB-589F55C66A5C/0/maas07_02_puma_hc1_xw211_xw218.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Feb-2010 02:56 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
08-Jul-2011 11:45 TB Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
15-Apr-2012 03:15 TB Updated [Source]
12-Jan-2013 07:54 Nepa Updated [Operator]
19-Jan-2013 12:52 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
23-Jan-2016 15:07 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Narrative]
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